VT Shipbuilding International has selected Ultra to supply the integrated combat and surveillance system to be fitted to the three offshore patrol vessels for which VT signed a contract with the
Ultra will supply its OSIRIS® combat and surveillance system which has been developed specifically for patrol vessels supporting operations to counter terrorism, smuggling and piracy and the policing of economic exclusion zones. Such vessels carry armament ranging from 25mm guns for self defence and up to 40mm for armed interdiction. The offshore patrol vessels being supplied by VT for the
Ultra’s OSIRIS® system integrates the surface and air surveillance radars together with an advanced electro-optical surveillance capability in order to enhance the crew’s situational awareness. The OSIRIS® system also provides the vessel’s command and control and gun fire control capability.
Ultra has worked closely with VT over several years to develop jointly a version of OSIRIS® optimised for the
The system will be integrated and delivered by Ultra’s Command & Control Systems business in partnership with radar specialist Terma A/S of
The first vessel is due to be handed over by VT to the customer in 2009 and the third vessel by the end of 2010.
Douglas Caster, Chief Executive of Ultra commented:
“We are very pleased to be selected by VT Shipbuilding and by the